I'm considering purchasing a Garmin 610, however want to ensure it is the right decision before parting with $499.
As I see it;
Advantages of Garmin 610
-no need to carry a bulky phone (in saying this my SPI belt is good for stashing the phone)
-can check pace, time, km, etc whenever you like by looking at the watch
-can get heart rate information (not seamless with Runkeeper)
-ability to get more information (e.g. Laps, virtual pacer etc)
-more accurate (I have read this a lot, but I have been reasonably happy with the level of accuracy of Runkeeper)
Advantages of Runkeeper
-voice prompts for time, pace etc.
-built in music
-phone for emergencies
-live tracking for safety (or other reasons)
-access to maps if you get lost (has happened before in non familiar cities!)
Interested in anyone's thoughts. Has anyone recently upgraded from Runkeeper to a Garmin?
Edited by age7875, 28 July 2011 - 12:05 PM.